At about two months past at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes Benz has shown its new 2012 B-Class both exterior and interior. However Mercedes actually now show its first official photos and an entry specifications of this small MPV. The vehicle is expected to go on Europe markets in November this year.
The design and shape of the new B-Class is based on its previous model design. However the Small MPV is equipped with an admirable drag coefficient paired with the optional ECO Technology package of cf=0.26 that lowers to an excellent cd=0.24. Unfortunately the ECO package has yet to available sometime later.
A brand-new range of petrol and diesel engines also new manual and automatic transmissions are available in the latest B-Class, which had been developed by its engineers.
empowered by a new four-cylinder gasoline engines called M270 equipped with the third-generation Mercedes Benz direct injection system which was introduced with the BlueDIRECT V6 and V8 engines last year. The four cylinder units are provided in the B-Class with a displacement of 1.6 liters. The B 180 produces output at 122 hp and 200 Nm of torque while the B 200 produces output figured at 156 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The B-Class equipped with a six-speed manual and the firm’s new 7G-DCT dual clutch gearbox as the optional transmissions.
According to Mercedes, the updated chassis of 2012 B-Class has a lower center of gravity and available with recently designed four-link rear axle, an upgraded ESP Electronic Stability Program and a reworked electromechanical steering. The new chassis is expected to provide an enhanced dynamic performance compared to its previous models while retaining its comfortable feel.
A sports package available in a lowered suspension by 20 mm completed with dampers along with amplitude-selective damping and a Direct-Steer system which will come as optional features. A new radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist will be applied in all models as standard.
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